Welcome to Barcelona!

The city of Barcelona is on the Mediterranean Sea, located in the northeastern corner of the Iberian Peninsula.

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and has a population of about 1.6 million inhabitants, which makes it the second most populated city in Spain and the tenth in Europe.

Barcelona today is the result of more than 2,000 years of history and is well-known as a friendly city that has developed thanks to the contributions of people from different places and backgrounds.

The presence of new residents from around the world has increased the city's cultural diversity and has made it a place for meetings, dialogue and interaction between neighbours of Barcelona from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

You are invited to be a part of all the neighbours living in Barcelona, and to get to know the resources available to you in the city.

These certify your status as a city resident and are required in order to receive support and resources aimed at ensuring full autonomy and social inclusion. This support and the resources are part of your rights and are not dependant on whether your administrative situation is legalised at the State level. So if you have just arrived in Barcelona, it is important that you carry out the following procedures: